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Our transfer will pick you up from Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima and take you to your hotel. Overnight*.
*Please note that if there is a delay in your flight resulting in a longer waiting time at the airport for your transportation to the hotel. A fee will be applied for that additional waiting time.
FLIGHT LIMA – CUSCO (CITY TOUR, 14:00 PM – 18:00 PM)
After breakfast, our transfer will pick you up from the hotel and take you to Jorge Chavez International Airport. Once you are there, we will take the flight Lima to Cusco. When we arrive, we will welcome to the Imperial City of Cusco with a warm coca tea, a medical plant from the Andes that helps with the Soroche (altitude sickness) and we will transfer to your hotel. After a rest and a light lunch, we will begin our City Tour Cusco. We will visit six impressive places; 2 of them in the city itself: the Cathedral and Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun) and the other 4, surrounding the city of Cusco; these are the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Qüenco, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. By observing these wonders, you run out of breath!
At the end of this long day, we have a rest; therefore, we will transfer you to your hotel to rest peacefully.
SACRED VALLEY (8:30 AM – 18:00 PM)
In the morning, after taking a revitalizing breakfast, your guide will pick you up at your hotel to start your tour to Sacred Valley. There, you can see the beautiful landscape with corn and potatoes and a whole variety of colors ranging from green mountains to deep red in their clay. Also, you will visit the Pisac Market with handicrafts and traditional Fair. Subsequently, we are passing through the capital of this valley, Urubamba; where we can do some shopping. Then we drive to Ollantaytambo. A beautiful city with huge terraces and a unique charm that only this city can offer.
On the way back to Cusco, we stop at the village of Chinchero, famous for textiles and owns the chapel. Hence, we can do some shopping before returning to Cusco. Finally, we'll leave it at your hotel to take a rest.
2D INCA TRAIL (FIRST DAY)
Early in the morning we will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Train Station at Ollantaytambo; where we will take the train to get to the start point of the trek at Km 104. The transfer between bus and train will be around 3 or 4 hours. Along the way we will see beautiful landscapes, mountains, Andean towns, snowy mountains, and valleys, especially the Sacred Valley. This route will take us to the beginning of the trek and will take us down, even more, to the “Ceja de Selva” (Jungle) and the Urubamba River showing us all of its' natural beauty.
Once we arrive to Km 104 (starting point of the trek) we get close to the principal gate in order to check in and start with our big adventure to Machu Picchu. The first archeological center we will visit is Chachabamba (2,050 msnm), which is known for its' beautiful construction and location in the valley, that still preserves intact its architecture. After that, we will ascend slowly for about 3 hours to the fascinating archeological center of Wiñaywayna (2,650 msnm), where we will enjoy its' charms and eat our box lunch. After a short break, we will continue through the semi-tropical forest to the mystic Intipunku (Sun Gate), where we will appreciate the first panoramic view of the enigmatic citadel of Machu Picchu, surrounded by impressive mountain peaks, deep valleys and the Urubamba River. From Intipunku we will descend for almost 30 minutes for the citadel and we will take a break at the top to rest and take pictures. Finally, we will take the bus to Aguas Calientes (2,030 meters), where we will spend the night in the chosen hotel, where we have the opportunity to visit the hot springs of the place. After a good rest we will get together with the group to have dinner.
MACHU PICCHU (INCA TRAIL – SECOND DAY)
After an early, warm breakfast, we will take the first bus to Machu Picchu so we can enjoy the beautiful sunrise on this magical place and before the arrival of more tourists. The guided visit inside the citadel will take about 2 or 3 hours. After that, we will have the opportunity to freely explore the wonderful lost city of the Incas. By the afternoon, we will go back to Aguas Calientes to take the train back, Peru Rail – Expedition *.
(*) The return from Aguas Calientes will be done together with your tour guide. Time of service to be confirmed.
TRANSFER HOTEL – CUSCO AIRPORT
We will pick you up from your hotel and take you to the airport of Cusco so you can take your flight back home. We at Wayki Trek hope you enjoyed, like we did, this challenging adventure, with the aim of being able to see you again soon and enjoy another remarkable story together.
End of service.
ACCOMMODATION: 5 NIGHTS*
*The rooms can be doubles or simple, Standard type.
* Please note that the estimated time to start your guided tour of the Machu Picchu Citadel is between (8:15am - 9am). However, this might be delayed due to the pace of the group and weather issues. Therefore, there is a risk of having to leave your guided tour half way to be able to make it on time for your climb to either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.
Depending on your physical condition, the trek can be exhausting. If you would like to bring your own belongings, you can hire a porter to carry up to 15 kilos (33 pounds) per USD 150.00. The cost includes the salary of the porter, entrance to the Inca Trail, food and transportation.
It also necessary to book in advance this trek, as it has a limited capacity of 400 people per day divided into 2 times. The first group starts the trek at 7am and the second one at 10am; 200 people in each group.
Going up Huayna Picchu will take between 45 min to 1 hour. The trail is narrow but safe. The view is amazing. You will see a panoramic view of Machu Picchu, the Sun Gate, the Urubamba Valley, and the Urubamba River. If however, there is no availability for the mountain Huayna Picchu we can consider Machu Picchu Mountain, which is also very impressive for its' location.
The ticket of Huayna Picchu has an additional cost of USD 60.00 and Machu Picchu has an additional cost of USD 55.00.
*Keep in mind that the trek up to the mountain is not suggested for people with problems with vertigo or who are afraid of heights.
Extra Night in Aguas Calientes
If you want to return the day after your service, just let us know in advance to change the date of return by train, without penalty (35 days before). If you let us know this change, after 35 days, we will have to check the availability of the train and pay a fine.
Also, if you need assistance in booking a hotel in Aguas Calientes, we can do so as an optional service free of charge. Please note that in Aguas Calientes there is a variety of options for accommodation, from bed and breakfast to 5 starts hotel. In addition, you have the option of enjoy and visit the Hot Springs of the town.
On the route there are public bathrooms in some campsites and lunch places. We would also like to let you know that the public bathrooms are located by the Government, and their locations are as follows:
Train leaving from Machu Picchu Train Station
To return by train from Machu Picchu Station, you must take into account the following:
Information on the departure time by train from Aguas Calientes will be communicated during the Post-Sale.
If you the customer, whether Private service or Group service, want to make an upgrade or change the departure time of your train service from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, you must report this change at least 35 days before your trip. In this way, you would avoid paying the penalty. You only have to pay the difference in the train ticket
At Wayki Trek we manage small groups in our trekking services, this way we have a highly personalized service offering greater enjoyment of the tour and greater interaction among participants. It is also good to emphasize that at Wayki Trek we have a high level of environmental responsibility with each of our processes.
* Price per person, it applies from departures starting April 1st, 2016 to December 31st, 2016. If your party is larger than 3 participants, please contact your sales representative for assistance and quotation.
Due to the strict regulations established by Machu Picchu Park, once you have made your booking, the space and permit that has been purchased cannot be cancelled. It is also impossible to transfer the permit to someone else under a different name, and the date of your permit can not be modified either. Therefore, if you are not able to arrive on the scheduled date, No refunds can be done.
Permits are not refundable and WAYKI TREK will purchase the permits as soon as the confirmation of the booking is sent to you.
In the event that you decide to withdraw from the trek once it has started, you will be responsible for all additional charges such as food and transport that might occur because of the modification of your itinerary. However, you can join the group again for the visit to Machu Picchu citadel and the use of the same services onwards.
In the event that you decide to cancel the trip due to a health issue or personal problem; the above cancellation policies will be applied as the company had already incurred in administrative and logistic expenses for your trek.
It is important for Wayki Trek to provide excellent service to our passengers, to fulfill your expectations, and to participate in the conservation of our environment. It is because of these three reasons and to guarantee the continuous application of this philosophy that we have obtained two of the most important certifications in our field: ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004. With them, we guarantee the service that our passengers expect from us and the conservation of the environment with each step of our processes.
In an effort to provide a more personalized service to our passengers. We, at WAYKI TREK have a policy that our groups will not exceed 8 people. This fact alone sets us apart from other companies that operate departures with bigger groups.
Wayki Trek believes it is a priority to help and assist in the development of local Andean communities. That is why we are actively collaborating to eradicate problems like the loss of self-identity, lack of basic services, low education levels, little economic development, and migration to big cities due to extreme poverty. In an effort to reverse this, Wayki Trek has implemented projects that help to minimize the impact of this problems in the communities. The construction of a Medical Clinic and a rural Library are examples of that effort.
The availability of the Peru 5D is linked to the spaces for the Inca Trail, which is a reserve area that only allows the daily entrance of 500 persons as maximum (including hikers, all working as porters, cooks, and guides). You should reserve your place as soon as possible. Sometimes the treks are booked at least 6 months in advance or more. Also, note that from May to September the permits are highly requested and spaces sell out quickly. To book the Peru 5D, we need your personal information which will be sent to the regulatory office.
At Wayki Trek we are known for having small groups in our trekking services. For this reason, the trek that is included in Peru 5D package, in a shared/ group service, always keeps a standard between 2-8 people per group. We always handle this range to provide personalized service to our customers.
To book your Peru 5D package, we need the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT):
1) Name of the tour:
2) Trekking starting Date:
3) Name (Include middle name):
4) Last Name:
6) Birthday (DD/MM/YYYY):
7)Number of passport:
8)Passport Expiration Date:
10)If you are student (Do you have ISIC card) YES or NO
14) Food Preference:
You can use the PayPal option from our website and follow the steps. Please note that PayPal charges 6% tax for this transaction that is included automatically in this option. Once the payment is done, please forward us the email confirmation in order to proceed with your booking.
In case you decide to make the deposit directly from your account, don’t forget to add the 6% tax. You can send the deposit to this account: firstname.lastname@example.org
In case you decide to use Western Union (http://www.westernunion.com), you will need the following information:
Paternal name: QUISPE
Maternal name: GUTIERREZ
Address: 239 Quera St., Cusco - Perú
Please don’t forget to send us the tracking code (MTCN) in order to pick up the deposit and confirm your booking.
If you have reserved the service with your old Passport and then you have renewed it and obtained another, you will most likely have a different passport number. Please let us know so we can update this information. This modification has to be made prior your trip to Peru (at least 10 days before your trip). As soon as you have your new passport, please inform Wayki Trek of this change. Otherwise, this update or modification will have an additional fee of USD 12.00 and it will create a big inconvenience to update it at the last minute.
Student with ISIC card
Those passengers who booked their trip using the discounted price for ISIC Student Holders must bring their original and valid CIIU card (not a copy, and not expired). This document must be shown at the Inca Trail Control Gate. Unfortunately, if you do not bring your card, you will be denied entry to the Inca Trail as the permits won’t be valid without your card.
If you have medical restrictions for some or all the activities detailed in your booking, please contact your doctor and inquire about the risks of doing said activities.
Altitude Sickness (Soroche) and Stomach Pain
For those trekkers that come to Cusco directly from places at sea level; we recommend to arrive 2-3 days before your trek. Two of the most common health issues among tourists in Cusco are: The Altitude Sickness (Soroche) and stomach pain provoked by slow digestion.
Altitude Sickness; some of the symptoms are: headache and nausea. There are some over the counter medications (pills) that help to minimize the symptoms of this problem, such as Glucosa Coramina, Aspirina, Diamox, Soroichi Pill, and Acetazolamida among others. If the symptoms persist, the use of oxygen is the next step. Under these circumstances we have the equipment and staff ready to assist our trekkers.
Stomach Pain; It is recommended to drink between 3-4 liters of water per day. Your body will need this to stay hydrated. It is especially recommended to drink hot drinks like coca leaf tea. Also recommended are, soups, vegetables, and carbohydrates (not fried or heavy). Candy, chocolates, cookies, and fruits are also a good option. In general, all food that is easy to digest. Do not drink alcohol or smoke.
Try to sleep at least 8 hours and do not exercise too much. Keep your body in good temperature wearing warm clothes to protect yourself from the cold. While adjusting to the altitude there is a general rule to follow: eat what is necessary and drink plenty of liquids.
Health restrictions and medication
It is very important that passengers tell their sales consultant if they have any medical restrictions before making the trip: allergies, special diet, medications you are taking, health problems, or anything that has to be taken into account in order to make your journey much more pleasant and to have no concerns.
Take only whatever it is necessary for the trek and leave the rest at the hotel.
For more information about the recommendations for this Trek, download our PDF: IMPORTANT INFORMATION IT2D
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